Posts Tagged "post-adopt"

Kaleidoscope Culture Camp 2016

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in Events, Home | 0 comments

Kaleidoscope Culture Camp 2016

Kaleidoscope Culture Camp July 25 – 29, 2016  – Calling all adoptive families!  Spend a week learning about your child’s culture and participating in fun activities. Kaleidoscope Culture Camp is a weeklong, DAY camp designed for school-aged children and teens. Programs are offered simultaneously in one location for these cultures: African/African-American, Chinese, Eastern European & Latin American.  Our campers participate in many activities, which promote learning about their birth culture, including arts and crafts, cuisine, language, history and music. We eat a meal...

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Adoption and the Jewish Family: Navigating Challenging Questions and Building Positive Identity

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in | 0 comments

Guest speakers:  Rebecca Nelson, PhD and Rabbi Jan Katzew, PhD Despite the increasing diversity in our community, many adoptees and their families continue to face challenging questions and comments related to their identity.   Research has highlighted common negative communication themes known as microaggressions, which may include questions that feel too close for comfort or comments that reflect biases about adoption.  Join us for a thought provoking evening as our presenters, Dr. Rebecca Nelson and Rabbi Jan Katzew,  share their perspectives on how we can help our children develop...

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Holt-Sunny Ridge presents Show Hope’s Empowered to Connect Live Simulcast

Posted by on Feb 19, 2016 in | 0 comments

Holt-Sunny Ridge presents Show Hope’s Empowered to Connect Live Simulcast

Holt-Sunny Ridge is partnering with two Chicago area churches to host a two-day live simulcast of The Empowered To Connect Conference. This event is designed to help adoptive and foster parents, ministry leaders, and professionals connect with children from hard places in order to help them heal and become all that God desires for them to be. Led by Dr. Karyn Purvis (Director of the TCU Institute of Child Development), this conference is ideal for adoptive and foster parents, those considering adoption or foster care and those who are serving and supporting others, including social workers,...

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Anxiety and Depression in Adopted Children

Posted by on Mar 26, 2016 in | 0 comments

Studies show that the rate of anxiety and depression in adopted kids is more than double that of the general population. Depression, while usually associated with lethargy in adults, often looks like anger in kids. Anxiety typically sounds fearful in adults, but looks more like avoidance, annoyance or off the wall behavior in children. Specific topics will include: 1. The incidence of depression and anxiety in our adopted or foster care kids 2. The role of early trauma and how it can play out over time 3. What depression and or anxiety looks like at different ages and stages 4. How...

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Raising Black Boys: A Roundtable Event

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in | 0 comments

On February 18, 2016, The Cradle will host a roundtable discussion designed to promote an honest and open dialogue about the realities of raising a Black boy in today’s world. The event will be moderated by Derrick Young of CBS Channel 2 News. We are bringing together a panel of distinguished African American men to talk about the challenges they face being Black men, and fathers, in today’s society. They will share the types of discussions that are taking place in their own homes, as well as the everyday fears they have about their sons’ safety and how they are raising them to become strong...

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Caring for African American Girls’ Hair

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in | 0 comments

Do you have questions about how to care for your child’s hair? Join us for a “hands on” seminar. Participants will learn basic hair care techniques such as shampooing, conditioning and hair styling. Instructors will also provide information about the differences between naturally textured hair styles (such as braids, twists and afros) versus chemically treated hair styles (such as relaxers and texturizers), appropriate hair tools and accessories for naturally textured hair. Together we will learn a step-by-step plan for protecting and caring for our children’s hair....

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Sensory Processing, Self-Regulation … and You

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in | 0 comments

Practical Tips for Engaging, Calming and Connecting. Because Sensory Input Drives Behavioral Output. It’s true for every person – not enough stimulation and you can’t pay attention; too much and you can’t concentrate. For children, being over or under stimulated often results in difficulty processing sensory information and/or regulating attention, behavior and emotions. This workshop, featuring Dr. Dan Griffith, is valuable to all parents. Dr. Griffith uses real life examples to help parents: •Identify different types of common sensory/regulatory difficulties •Work...

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W.I.S.E. Up! Workshop (grades 4-6)

Posted by on Dec 29, 2015 in | 0 comments

W.I.S.E. Up! Workshop (grades 4-6)

Does your child get personal questions about his/her adoption? Would you like to give them tools to respond? W.I.S.E. Up! provides a simple but powerful way for adopted children (and families) to handle comments and personal questions about their adoption journey. W.I.S.E. Up! is a unique and interactive workshop developed by the Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.). Who should attend this Workshop? This Workshop is open to children grades 4-6, ages 9, 10, and 11. The Workshop offers practical tools for adoptive parents and adopted children (adopted both internationally and...

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Young Adult Adoptee and Parent Group

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in | 0 comments

Young Adult Adoptee and Parent Group

This event is for older teens and adults (15 years old or older) who would like to discuss adoption-related topics in a safe and open environment. Parents can also attend a separate group simultaneously, led by a licensed therapist. Discussions will range in topics from: peer relationships, launching out of their parents home, college/career, and other adoption related issues. This group meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month and is facilitated by Pam Shepard, LCSW and an adult-adoptee....

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